Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse gave up two home runs and saw his scoreless inning’s streak end at 22 on a grand slam from Florida’s Gaby Sanchez. Lohse got a no-decision and the Cardinals lost 6-5.
A pair of RBI singles from Lance Berkman and Yadier Molina gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. Berkman, who was just named the NL Player of the Week, continued his hot tear later in the game with a three run homer. Berkman is hitting .410 with nine homers and 27 RBIs.
Lohse ran into trouble in the third. He walked two batters which loaded the bases with two outs when Sanchez blasted a shot 422 feet into the bullpen to give Florida the lead. That was short lived when Berkman hit his three run shot in the bottom half.
After the grand slam, Lohse was hit on the shin with a line drive from Mike Stanton and wanted to stay in the game, after someone from the Florida made a comment to the mound. Stanton later launched one 426 feet to tie the game at 5-5 in the fifth.
The scored stayed the same until the eighth when Stanton tripled to center and then scored on a sac fly handing Mitchell Boggs the loss.
Marlins starter Chris Volstad was charged with all five runs on seven hits in five innings. Outside of Berkman there wasn’t much damage. The Marlins bullpen held the Cards to one hit over the final four innings.